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Playa

(Now Closed)
Latin American Restaurant, Paella Restaurant, and Spanish Restaurant$$$$
Mid-City West, Los Angeles
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  • Mucho C.
    Mucho Comida™March 12, 2013
    Creative ׳Japanexican©' (my word) cuisine with a great cocktail program. Enjoy.
  • Jen Pollack B.
    Jen Pollack BiancoMarch 3, 2013
    It's really all about the cocktails here since they dropped the "urban violence" theme.
  • Peter J.
    Peter JacksonJanuary 17, 2013
    Whatever it once was, it's over. This Mexicali-inspired Chinese kick doesn't work. The insultingly huge Sedlar plates paired with teeny portions are sometimes acceptable. But not with insipid food.
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableJune 20, 2012
    Try the absurdly good Mediterranean “maize cake” with lamb meatballs, capers, olives and feta: Read more
  • Elle M.
    Elle MasbaumJune 12, 2012
    Don't go here if you are hungry. Our food took forever. It's like a Tapa's place. You have to order a few plates to get full. Make sure you have a few hours to do this dinner.
  • Caroline O.
    Caroline On CrackJune 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Locals night Mon-Fri 5:30-7:30pm. 1/2 off apps and discounted cocktails at the bar!
  • Caleb C.
    Caleb CApril 29, 2012
    Super solid brunch. Huevos polenta, duck hash, blue corn muffins and waffles are a must. You won't be disappointed.
  • Katsuji T.
    Katsuji TanabeApril 14, 2012
    Best bloody maria ever
  • Pacific Standard Time
    Pacific Standard TimeFebruary 24, 2012
    Ask for the Art as an Appetizer Secret Menu. Featuring a 3 course meal & cocktails inspired by art pieces & exhibits from PST designed by Chef Sedlar, Ron Cooper & Julian Cox. Avail until 3/31/12 Read more
  • Taste Terminal
    Taste TerminalFebruary 24, 2012
    From now until March 31, 2012, a secret menu will be available to guests with proof of admission to any of Pacific Standard Time’s Exhibitions and guests who ask for the secret menu. Read more
  • Steph S.
    Steph ScobleDecember 10, 2011
    Get the blue corn muffins! Wait time is ridiculous though and service wasn't great today :/
  • Rob H.
    Rob HepplerOctober 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Waffle with jalapeños and the duck hash is the perfect getting released from prison breakfast.
  • Vicki H.
    Vicki HongSeptember 8, 2011
    The lobster is delicious. Try anything with lobster. Drinks are STRONG.
  • Where Los Angeles Magazine
    Featured in WhereLA.com's "Where to Brunch in LA." "Innovative menu includes: jalapeño-studded waffles w/piloncillo-pepita salsa, New Mexico red chile tamales & huevos rancheros w/chipotle béarnaise." Read more
  • DAN C.
    DAN COXAugust 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Order a cocktail. You are in the capable hands of professionals. Let them work their magic. You may thank me later...
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsAugust 22, 2011
    Streetfighter: Golden-hued and rich. The color comes from turmeric and plays nicely off the richness from coconut cream and the sweet tartness from a burst of pineapple and a hint of aromatic mint. Read more
  • Tammy Z.
    Tammy ZhouAugust 15, 2011
    Sweet corn flan, Tortilla imprinted with edible flowers, Maize cake with liquid nitrogen, Hope Floats, A Diving Bell, A Beer and a Ball
  • Teena B.
    Teena BJuly 23, 2011
    Street parking is hard to find. Valet is $6.50.
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyMarch 18, 2011
    "The discovery of a new dish... does more for human happiness than the discovery of a new star." Read the rest of Jonathan Gold's article on Playa below (click More Info). Read more
  • Kitty L.
    Kitty LMarch 5, 2011
    The Andalusian cocktail is TDF. Sit at the bar!
  • Josh R.
    Josh RoseMarch 3, 2011
    "A Oaxacan The Clouds" is my new fave drink in LA. Mezcal, roasted farm tomatoes on top.
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistFebruary 21, 2011
    This new shared-plate LA Latin-fusion spot is great for a date, but don't be surprised if you don't want to share the "Spice Trade": double aged rum/ galangal/ kaffir lime tincture/ bitter lemon. Read more
  • Eric B.
    Eric BushardFebruary 14, 2011
    Octo Palm and the Arroz con Pato are a must order
  • Caroline O.
    Caroline On CrackFebruary 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask for Scotch so you can watch the bartender climb the ladder since it's on the top shelf.
  • ThirstyinLA
    ThirstyinLAFebruary 11, 2011
    An Andalusian: 3 Ways is a reposado tequila-based cocktail, made with a different sherry and twist, depending on whether you have it before, during or after your meal. Read more
  • Teena B.
    Teena BJuly 23, 2011
    Sun - Wed: 5:30 pm - 12:00 amThu - Sat: 5:30 pm - 1:00 amSat - Sun: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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